Faculty from the Computer Science and Philosophy departments join forces in a successful new undergraduate initiative, Embedded EthiCS, to change the way computer scientists think about the ethical implications of new technology.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~15 min
Tags: science-technology computer-science ethics harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvard-college barbara-grosz radhika-nagpal alison-simmons embedded-ethics philosophy christina-pazzanese faculty-of-arts-and-science david-grant jeffrey-behrends
A joint program of the computer science and philosophy departments, Embedded EthiCS has won a $150,000 grant as part of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge sponsored by Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
April 30, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: science-technology computer-science radhika-nagpal alison-simmons barbara-j-grosz craig-newmark-philanthropies david-parkes embedded-ethics mozilla omidyar-network philosophy responsible-computer-science-challenge salil-vadhan schmidt-futures stephen-chong
The Wyss Institute has developed a sheet pile driving robot, Romu, that works in uneven terrain to build metal walls that can act as dams, retaining walls, or building foundations.
April 16, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: science-technology wyss-institute degraded-landscapes environmental-stewardship justin-werfel land-management land-restoration machine-ecology nathan-melenbrink radhika-nagpal romu sheet-pile-driving termes terramanus-ferromurus
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